AceShowbiz - Sandra Bullock is among the latest celebrities pledging donations to Hurricane Harvey relief. The 53-year-old actress who has a home in Austin, Texas announces a $1 million donation to American Red Cross to help families affected by the storm hitting Houston recently.
"There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water. I'm just grateful I can do it. We have to take care of one another," the Oscar-winning star says in a statement to E! News in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane.
Kevin Hart started an initiative to raise funds for Houston. He took it to social media to call on fellow celebrities to make donations. "Today I call out ... simply anybody right now who's in a powerful position," he said. "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done them. I've been a person that's partaken in several of them. At this point, this is a serious matter. I think the people are in bad shape and they need help. I'm going to lead the charge and step up in this way."
The Kardashians were among those responding to his challenge. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner promised to donate a collective $500,000 for the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast.
Chris Brown vowed to donate $100,000. Instead of sending it to the Red Cross, he promised to deliver it directly to the people because he didn't trust the Red Cross. Ellen DeGeneres announced a $50,000 donation. Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, T.I., Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled promised to donate $25,000 each.
Meanwhile, Beyonce Knowles said she's working with her pastor to help the community. "My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," she told The Houston Chronicle. "I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can."